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Account Manager (Houston, TX)

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Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: FIELD workers, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to ensure that adequate resources and capability (people and processes) reside within the business to deliver on the financial and non-financial targets by managing business relationships with customers/accounts (current customers and new prospects) with focus on strategic customers for Interpon Powder Coatings.

Key Accountabilities

  • Create and execute Key Account/Customer Plan globally aligned with Regional/Global Segment and Marketing plan 
  • Develop relevant Commercial pipeline for respective accounts.  Provide front line support for powder coating applications
  • Deliver the agreed financial and non-financial targets in line with business budgets
  • Drive innovation through customers
  • Develop and maintain contact map within each account – at all reporting level and across all functions 
  • Drive Continuous Improvement across the organization to generate value to customers –Forecast, Service, Capability, Efficiency and Productivity 
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including relevant teams at the key accounts to prioritize new developments, make plans for trials, etc. 
  • Provide support and leadership to sales, customer services and technical teams by showing vision and providing resources to ensure high service levels and operational efficiency 
  • Steward new business development projects opposite Key Account requirements
  • Contribute to and provide input as a member of the global Key Account team and the regional commercial teams especially for Market Intelligence new product development, Integrated Business Planning and Customer Relationship Management
  • Attend and participate in Powder Plant Programs/Committees/Training as required, such as Department Safety, Plant Safety, Behavioral Safety, Housekeeping Audit Teams, ISO, Life Saving Rules or any other safety programs

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field.  Master of Business Administration or related field preferred
  • 5-8 years’ experience in commercial roles, sales and key account management in paints and powder coatings or related industry with a successful business development track record
  • Basic understanding of cross functional processes and financial concepts related to sales and cost to serve
  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed negotiating and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel 35% - 40%.  Overnight travel may be required


Assigned Territory
Central Texas (Houston)
Louisiana (West of New Orleans)  




AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 4695